Unfortunately, under a culture of medical stoicism, we subdue or ignore our emotions, writes Dr. Isaac Chan.
At some point, the medical student wondered, shouldn’t our knowledge, expertise and experience trump those endless questions? I almost fell off my seat.
In August of 2012, Charlie Atkinson was bitten by a mosquito in the garden outside his home in Cambridge, Mass. From that bite, against the odds, he contracted West Nile Virus. It nearly killed him.